What is Arts Award?

Grow your own talents, explore the arts, be a creative leader and get yourself a qualification

You can do an Arts Award in any area of the arts from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing, sculpture to film.

You can be the creator or performer of your own work, or develop your skills in essential roles like marketing or stage management.

And you can work towards Arts Award in an arts centre, school, college, theatre or youth club – wherever you take part in the arts. Maybe your organisation is running Arts Award already?

You'll create a portfolio or arts log that shows off your creativity and gives you a recognised qualification awarded by leading exam board Trinity College London. 

What's Arts Award worth?  And what do I actually do?  Here goes

For Arts Award DiscoverExplore and Bronze you'll...

  • take part in different arts activities
  • find out about artists and arts organisations
  • experience arts events
  • share your arts skills with others
  • put together a portfolio or log in your own choice of format

And for Silver and Gold you'll also get to...

  • set yourself arts challenges
  • organise your own projects
  • research arts careers and the arts sector

Ready to go?

You need to work with an Arts Award adviser at an Arts Award centre – check out centres near you on the Arts Award centre map

Or get your arts leader or teacher to train to be an Arts Award adviser – send them to www.artsaward.org.uk

You can also download the Arts Award Guide

Find out more about: 

Gold Arts Award

Silver Arts Award

Bronze Arts Award

Explore Arts Award

Discover Arts Award

In England, Trinity runs Arts Award together with Arts Council England who support 10 'Bridge' organisations to develop the award across all of the English regions.